3^6 ' LETTERS FROM THE by Houhonyms, and made an excellent dinner on fowls boiled to a consomm& in rice soup; then sauntered to town with the setting sun. I saw one curious estate. A native of Grenada, a common peasant, possesses one side of the mountain, from the rivulet to the summit, containing one hundred acres j he has cleared twenty-three and covered fifteen of them with fine four-year-old canes. The rest is in pasture, and near the bottom are coffee plantations, &c. He has eight mules; he is established in a good house, which he built, with his family and a few negroes. We found them all making sugar. March zznd, 1803. I took advantage of the fine weather to make a tour with two gentlemen, Mr. Grant, the col- lector, brother to the Master of the Rolls, and Mr. Macdonald, who has an estate in partnership with General Picton. We sailed early on board the Leviathan, Captain Brice, who brought out all my things, with a fair, gentle breeze that wafted us, as on a fresh-water lake, along the coast of Trinidad.